Proposed changes to F8 Freeze Process

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at
Thu Sep 20 18:18:34 UTC 2007

Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Thu, 20 Sep 2007 13:19:53 -0400
> Warren Togami <wtogami at> wrote:
>> 3) CHANGE: Prior to Final Freeze (October 17th) devel/ CVS branch will
>> build into dist-f8.  Some package maintainers will want to begin
>> building packages with risky changes (ABI, new features, etc.) in
>> preparation for F9.  At their option they may request per-package CVS
>> branch to F-8/ so they may do so without risking F-8 stability.  Then
>> devel/ can be used to target dist-f9.
> To clarify.  We will be making Makefile.common a bit smarter so that
> when you request a tag or a build from the devel/ branch, it will check
> for the existence of an F-8/ branch in CVS for that package.  If one
> exists, the dist tag and build target will be for Fedora 9.  If no
> branch exists, the dist tag and build target will be for Fedora 8.
> This allows packages that aren't ready to branch yet to continue using
> devel, so that when it /is/ branched, history will follow over and all
> the tags will be on the right branches.

Sounds like a sweet plan to me, kudos to rel-eng for this good plan!



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